Hi! I'm Miyuki, a Japanese woman from Osaka, Japan. This blog is mainly about the introduction of places, events, and various stuff in southern part of Osaka City, Osaka, Kansai, and Japan

by berry-raspberry

Rice Planting Festival

The city of Osaka doesn’t have so much green area and many trees, and it is dense. I always feel that I want to escape from this ugly place. Mandai- Ike Pond and Sumiyoshi Shrine are the two places where I can access easily to feel the nature.

When I went through Sumiyoshi Shrine on June 14, I happened to see the parade. I like to go to this shrine to meet the nature from the ancient time, not because of religious reason, so I didn’t know what this parade was for. Later, I knew this parade is for Otaue- Matsuri, an annual festival to wish rich harvest of rice. They plant rice at the small rice field of the shrine.

Special dancing is also dedicated for this festival.


by berry-raspberry | 2008-07-30 16:50 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)